Glenn Beck: White House war on Fox



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GLENN: From high above Times Square, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I'm going to show you hopefully by the end of the show today and you'll understand that statement here in a few minutes. I'm going to show you how in the bag this media is for this administration and how it is collusion. I swear to God I can't think of any other, any other way to describe. Pat, I don't believe anything any more until I see it and hear it myself. But now I've had three confirmations. Stu is going into the other room again to get another confirmation on this story. So I never believe it until I absolutely are you that way now?

STU: Yeah. Well

PAT: Especially when it's so outrageous

GLENN: So outrageous.

PAT: Just unbelievable stuff.

GLENN: If we have found and God bless you. You watchdogs, this audience is absolutely amazing. And I'm telling you there are people that are coming out of the woodwork in very high positions, in very high positions who realize I may be on the wrong side, that are starting to come out of the woodwork now and they are just putting their toe in the water. If, Pat, what is being driven to me right now, if it is true, would you say that my theory on the Washington Post story today is accurate? Let me reset. Washington Post did a story today on Anita Dunn, who is Anita Dunn? Anita Dunn was the woman who reinstalled the hotline on set for. Anita Dunn is the woman who came out this weekend on CNN and said that Fox is just an arm of the Republican Party, you know, that we're a bunch of hacks. Robert Gibbs then came up the next day and said they say stories that are wrong on us all the time, blah, blah blah, blah blah. We have never we've reached out to them over and over again. We have never gotten them to tell us where we're wrong. I want to be wrong. I really want to be wrong. Anita Dunn is the woman now in the White House whose job is to monitor and battle Fox and me, okay? There's a big story in the Washington Post today about Anita Dunn.

PAT: She's wonderful.

GLENN: She's fantastic.

PAT: She's terrific. She's bright, she's brilliant.

GLENN: She's brighter than brilliant.

PAT: Oh, yeah. She's brilliant, she's brightness.

GLENN: She's the brightness of the sun, she's that brilliant.

PAT: That brilliant, yeah.

GLENN: You have to wear when you think of her intellect.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You need to wear sunglasses, she's that brilliant.

PAT: And just thinking of it. Not even looking at it.

GLENN: Right. Don't look directly at what you're thinking.

PAT: It will burn your retina.

GLENN: Yeah. It will leave scars.

PAT: It will hurt.

GLENN: It's that she's that smart and talented and gifted.

PAT: Gosh, wow.

GLENN: She also, she's just like the regular ordinary person. She looks like a normal person, she's unassuming, and that's just who she is.

PAT: She could be anywhere and do anything.

GLENN: Do anything.

PAT: But she's serving her country right now.

GLENN: She is I wouldn't be surprised. Now, the Washington Post didn't come out and say this directly, but I wouldn't be surprised if she flies in an invisible plane. I'm just saying she may be Wonder Woman.

PAT: I think it's possible.

GLENN: It is possible. After reading the Washington

PAT: Based on the story today in the post, it's possible.

GLENN: They also and this is where my antenna go up. Uh oh, somebody senses a problem. They also said she's so bright, she's so brilliant, she's so gifted, she's so in tune with everything, she's the perfect person for this job, but... she may be exiting the White House by the end of the year.

PAT: That's only because of her bright brillianceness.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: You know, because

GLENN: And they want to get out there right away that it's not because of any impending scandal.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It's not because, oh, crap, we put her out there and now Beck is on her every night.

PAT: There's another one.

GLENN: It's not because of that. It's not. It's because she's going to make the choice because she's so bright, she's so brilliant to leave the White House of her own accord very, very soon.

PAT: She might have to just go cure cancer.

GLENN: She might. She might do it. Okay. So you got that?

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: She's going to leave on her own accord very soon because she's so bright. That in a nutshell is the Anita Dunn story in the Washington Post today. Let me just say this: If the things that we believe if what we have now confirmed but haven't seen with our own eyes, haven't heard, if these things are indeed true and they are being driven from across multiple states, right, if they are supposed to arrive within the hour and if they are indeed true

PAT: People in Texas don't understand that comment because you can't drive across multiple states in states like Texas. The states here are jammed in close together. So people from big states

STU: People have seen the map, Pat.

PAT: No, they don't understand. They are like, multiple states and it's going to be there within the hour? What kind of crappy states do you live in?

GLENN: Small ones.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Let's just say if they're true, I don't want to make any predictions what would happen because I already know what's going to happen. She from her own accord is going to leave by the end of the year.

PAT: Just from her bright brilliance.

GLENN: From her bright brilliance she's going to be leaving. The Washington Post reported it today. But it will be a wild coincidence that when she leaves on her own accord that America's mind is blown yet again.

PAT: She didn't call Republicans poo poo heads or something, did she?

STU: Oh, no, no. That would end her career.

GLENN: I know. It's nothing crazy like that.

PAT: Okay, okay.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Whew.

GLENN: And she hasn't been doing anything like signing up with 9/11 Truthers. It's nothing like that. Don't worry.

PAT: I was scared just a minute.

GLENN: Don't worry. Hope to have that audio for you at the end of the program. If not, I think we'll be leading with it tonight. But what will be good is Anita Dunn is the only one with the phone number that rings right on my set. So if we get anything wrong, she can call us. Now, she's had that ability all week. She hasn't used that phone at all. No one from the White House has said these are such egregious lies; we've got to call them right now. They haven't done that. Not a peep.

PAT: I'm sure they just don't want to be that forward, you know, to pick up the phone and call you just out of the blue like that. They probably don't want to be so forward.

GLENN: I've invited them.

PAT: I know, but still. She's playing it sort of demurely right now and maybe she's saving it all up until Friday and she will call with all the inaccuracies.

STU: Long distance rates are important. Great that's true.

STU: Maybe she just wants to call at once.

GLENN: Can she call, reverse the charges?

GLENN: Reverse the charges.

STU: I'll take a collect call?

GLENN: We'll take a collect call from her, yeah.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Well, she is probably you are right. They are being so they have that Latin, you know, concert there at the White House the other day where they were all laughing and having a good time and spending your money. And I'm sure she's being responsible because that's the one thing the White House is doing is making sure that we don't collapse the economy because of frivolous charges. So we'll go ahead and pay for that phone call if she wishes.

On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com

The Iowa primary is just around the corner, and concerns of election interference from the last presidential election still loom. Back in 2016, The Associated Press found that a majority of U.S. elections systems still use Windows 7 as an operating system, making them highly susceptible to bugs and errors. And last year, a Mississippi voter tried multiple times to vote for the candidate of his choice, but the system continuously switched his vote to the other candidate. It's pretty clear: America's voting systems desperately need an update.

That's where blockchain voting comes in.

Blockchain voting is a record-keeping system that's 100% verifiable and nearly impossible to hack. Blockchain, the newest innovation in cybersecurity, is set to grow into a $20 billion industry by 2025. Its genius is in its decentralized nature, distributing information throughout a network of computers, requiring would-be hackers to infiltrate a much larger system. Infiltrating multiple access points spread across many computers requires a significant amount of computing power, which often costs more than hackers expect to get in return.

Blockchain voting wouldn't allow for many weak spots. For instance, Voatz, arguably the leading mobile voting platform, requires a person to take a picture of their government-issued ID and a picture of themselves before voting (a feature, of course, not present in vote-by-mail, where the only form of identity verification is a handwritten signature, which is easily forgeable). Voters select their choices and hit submit. They then receive an immediate receipt of their choices via email, another security feature not present in vote-by-mail, or even in-person voting. And because the system operates on blockchain technology, it's nearly impossible to tamper with.

Votes are then tabulated, and the election results are published, providing a paper trail, which is a top priority for elections security experts.

The benefits of blockchain voting can't be dismissed. Folks can cast their vote from the comfort of their homes, offices, etc., vastly increasing the number of people who can participate in the electoral process. Two to three-hour lines at polling places, which often deter voters, would become significantly diminished.

Even outside of the voting increase, the upsides are manifold. Thanks to the photo identification requirements, voter fraud—whether real or merely suspected—would be eliminated. The environment would win, too, since we'd no longer be wasting paper on mail-in ballots. Moreover, the financial burden on election offices would be alleviated, because there's decreased staff time spent on the election, saving the taxpayer money.

From Oregon to West Virginia, elections offices have already implemented blockchain voting, and the results have been highly positive. For example, the city of Denver utilized mobile voting for overseas voters in their 2019 municipal elections. The system was secure and free of technical errors, and participants reported that it was very user-friendly. Utah County used the same system for their 2019 primary and general elections. An independent audit revealed that every vote that was cast on the app was counted and counted correctly. These successful test cases are laying the groundwork for even larger expansions of the program in 2020.

With this vital switch, our elections become significantly more secure, accurate, and efficient. But right now, our election infrastructure is a sitting duck for manipulation. Our current lack of election integrity undermines the results of both local and national elections, fans the flames of partisanship, and zaps voter confidence in the democratic system. While there's never a silver bullet or quick fix to those kinds of things, blockchain voting would push us much closer to a solution than anything else.

Chris Harelson is the Executive Director at Prosperity Council and a Young Voices contributor.